Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Man From Beyond released on DVD in France

Houdini's 1922 silent film The Man From Beyond is released today on DVD in France as L'Homme de l'au-delà.

The DVD also includes a 47 minute documentary, The Fabulous Destiny of Harry Houdini, The Master of Mystery by Roland Lacourbe; a 15 minute documentary on The Magic of Blackstone; and an audio CD of original music of the film on a second disc.

As far as I know, this is the first foreign language release of one of Houdini's silent films. I'm curious to know whether this is the English version with French subtitles or an actual French print with original French title cards from 1922?

Purchase L'Homme de l'au-delà on


  1. This is all very well, John but where's my birthday cake?

  2. OMG, I missed Bessie's birthday. Well, there is a question whether she born on the 22nd or 23rd, so I still have a day to whip up a quick cake. Sorry Bess!

  3. Hi

    Just a quick update on the French edition of The Man From Beyond (L'Homme de l'au-delà) released by Bach Films. The DVD contains the English version of the film with Fr subtitles. As you mentioned, the film comes with 2 documentaries (one 47-minute doc about Houdini + 15 minutes about Blackstone) and the audio CD of the soundtrack composed by Panama Hammer Jammers specially for this edition of the film. You can take a sneak peak at a few clips from the film here:

    Hope you enjoy this new edition, the whole team behind the project really did our best to honour Houdini's performance and memory!

    1. Wonderful. Thank you for the info and the link, Wobbert. I will check it out.